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    U.N. expert deems U.S. drone strike on Iran’s Soleimani an ‘unlawful’ killing

    The January U.S. drone strike in Iraq that killed top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani and nine other people represented a violation of international law, a U.N. human rights investigator said on Monday.  The United States has failed to provide sufficient evidence of an ongoing or imminent attack against its interests to justify the strike on […] More

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    Iran – under the shadow of US sanctions

    People of Iran commemorated two major and significant events in July. The first one – Iran Air-Flight 655, the Iranian civilian airline from Tehran to Dubai that was shot down on 03 July 1988 by USS Vincennes from a guided-missile cruiser killing 290 civilians including women and children. This was during the US–backed Iraq’s imposed […] More

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    Saudi Arabia announces haj health measures for domestic pilgrims

    Saudi Arabia announced health protocols to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus in the 2020 haj season, banning gatherings and meetings between pilgrims, the state news agency said on Monday.  Saudi Arabia decided in June to limit the number of domestic pilgrims attending the haj to around 1,000 to prevent the spread of the […] More

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    Yemen – a genocide on our watch

    End of 2010 was the beginning of anti-government protests that rocked Tunisia. The wave of protests evolved into a massive uprising against unpopular rulers in North Africa and the Middle East -across the Muslim heartland. It was pro-democratic homegrown thrust for self-rule to end the despotic rulers of Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Yemen.  It was the beginning of the ‘Arab […] More

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    Interpol says it can’t act on Iran’s request to arrest Trump for ordering the killing of General Soleimani

    Interpol’s own rules would not allow it to act on an Iranian request to arrest US President Donald Trump for the murder of Qassem Soleimani, the international police cooperation body said. Tehran on Monday announced it will seek the arrest of 36 people in connection with the US assassination of General Soleimani in January. A […] More

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    Will China-India conflict turn into an American war?

    “Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it” George Santayana “Modi is doomed to repeat the mistakes committed by then-prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru on his China strategy”  Bhim Bhurtel                     A dollar crash is virtually inevitable while the economic war between US […] More

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    Australia PM says reopenings of internal borders will support jobs

     Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Monday said the reopening of state borders will support jobs growth despite a fresh outbreak of the coronavirus in the country’s second most populated state. South Australia and Tasmania states have in recent days confirmed their borders will reopen in late July. Queensland state expected to announce similar later […] More

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    Delhi hotel association bans Chinese guests after border clash

    One of Delhi’s main hotel associations said Thursday that its members are barring Chinese guests, as calls for a boycott of Chinese goods gather pace following a border clash that killed 20 Indian soldiers. The June 15 battle was the first time troops have died in combat along the Asian giants’ Himalayan border in 45 […] More

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    Saudi says to hold ‘limited’ hajj: state media

    Saudi Arabia on Monday announced it would hold a “very limited” hajj this year owing to the coronavirus pandemic, with pilgrims already in the kingdom allowed to take part. The decision, fraught with political and economic peril, comes as Saudi Arabia struggles to contain the virus amid a new spike in daily cases and deaths. […] More

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    China likely lost at least 40 soldiers in border clash: Indian minister

    China lost at least 40 soldiers in a clash with India at their disputed border this week, a federal government minister has said, as the nuclear-armed countries remained locked in confrontation on the frontline on Sunday.  China has not said anything about any losses in the hand-to-hand combat that took place in the heavily contested […] More

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    India, China hold talks to de-escalate deadly border tensions

    India and China agreed Wednesday to ease tensions at their disputed Himalayan border, even as they traded blame for a brawl that left at least 20 Indian soldiers dead. The two nations’ foreign ministers spoke by telephone to calm nerves after a high-altitude melee involving fists, rocks and clubs. The call between China’s Wang Yi […] More

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